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11-14-2012, 11:54 AM
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Some quick thoughts on Rochester/Hamilton this morning. (Sorry they're not all that thorough, just making note of the players who stood out to me, for good or for bad.)

Foligno-- Again, all over the place in a good way. Always getting involved physically, going to the net. Picked up a primary assist on a pretty tic-tac-toe passing play (goal by Brennan).
Gauthier-Leduc-- Made his AHL debut today, and scored his first goal. Bit of a weak shot from the right point that bobbled around a bit in front before sneaking by Mayer. Wasn't alarmingly good, but none the less a pretty good effort for his first pro game.
Pysyk-- As always, making safe, smart plays with the puck in his own end. Was also distributing the puck well on the PP. Not a lot of "wow" factor to his game, but he's a very solid player.
Flynn-- Where did this kid come from? Points in every game in November so far. Not sure if there's any NHL upside there, but he's become a real solid AHL contributor.

Gallagher-- Stood out big time in the 3rd as the Bulldogs tried to stage a comeback. Was constantly wreaking havoc in front of the net.
Bournival-- Also pretty good. Made a few really nice passing plays, including one that set up Gallagher for a great scoring chance (Leggio made the save though).
Beaulieu-- Not really sure what's driving the hype train for this kid. Only times he stood out was when he was giving the puck away in his own end. Maybe he just needs more time to adjust to the pros or something, but definitely not an impressive game from him.

Side note: Really sad to hear about Geoffrion's injury. Hope he has a full and speedy recovery.

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